I love getting new tools. Even something as a new rubber spatula will make me very happy. I like using very simple tools in the kitchen. I’m not one for one-use type tools. I don’t have a waffle maker or rice cooker. I know those can be used for other things but I would rather… Continue reading Tools and How You Use Them
I sure feel better now. I had already gotten my cold for this year and I thought that was it. I finished out the first week back at school and had dinner at Maggiano’s here in Chicago on Grand Avenue. It was great like always. I had a normal dinner on Saturday night with Margie… Continue reading Keeping the Body Strong
I received some new books about bread for Christmas. One of them was Bien Cuit by Zachary Golper and Peter Kaminsky. I had wondered about this book for a while. What is Bien Cuit? It means baked to the point of almost burnt. To me that is the point of perfection in a loaf of… Continue reading Good Day to Stay Inside and Bake Bread
This time of year the mind turns to new year’s resolutions. I somehow want to do things that I have been wanting to do for a while. I start thinking about how I can make my classes more engaging. I make some new teaching materials. I read more about every aspect of baking and pastry.… Continue reading Back to normal…sort of.
Well, it’s been a long time hasn’t it? I’m sure a lot of blogs are starting out that way near the beginning of the year. I noticed that the last time I posted on this blog was almost 3 years ago. It happens. A lot has happened in my life since then. You may have… Continue reading Merry Christmas Food Lovers!